Last month, Dr. Dena Haritos Tsamitis (BSIS ’95), director of the Information Networking Institute (INI) at Carnegie Mellon University, received their newly established Barbara Lazarus Professorship in Information Networking. This professorship was created in celebration of the legacy of Barbara Lazarus, who was an associate provost for academic affairs, teacher, scholar and beloved member of the Carnegie Mellon community from 1984 to 2003.

A nationally and internationally known scholar and activist, Lazarus worked tirelessly for the equity of women in the workplace, and the well-being and flourishing of graduate students and junior faculty at the university. With over a decade of work fostering diversity at the INI, Dr. Tsamitis exemplifies Lazarus’s commitment to promoting equality and inclusion.

Read more: http://www.ini.cmu.edu/news/2017/03/Professorship.html